John Solik has over 35 years of institutional financial market experience and investment knowledge. Prior to joining Journey Strategic Wealth, John held several positions at top investment banks, including Goldman Sachs, Salomon Brothers, Citigroup, and Morgan Stanley. In 1989, John began his career at Goldman Sachs’s Fixed Income Division. At Goldman, John traded complex collateralized mortgage obligations and asset-back securities. In 1994, Salomon Brothers, Goldman’s largest competitor, sought out and hired John as a Product Manager in the Fixed Income Division. Over the next several years, John held various senior positions and played a significant role in the success of Salomon Brothers Emerging Markets Division and Citigroup’s Structured Products Division. In 2015, John made a bold decision to join Veterinarian Stem Cell Therapies, a start-up stem cell company for animals. John held the position of CFO where he advised the founders on the company’s finances and capital-raising needs. In 2018, John was hired by Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, where he excelled as a Fixed Income & Alternative specialist, and in 2020, he was promoted to Portfolio Manager.
John attended the University of Michigan, studying Economics, and was a Big Ten Tennis Champion. He is the father of 3 boys and enjoys golf, tennis, and travel in his free time. John supports the Boys and Girls Club of America; Part of the Solution, Mercy Haven, and Metropolitan Mortgage Officers Society, and frequently teaches free tennis lessons to young aspiring tennis players.
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